As a young boy, Gianni Lippi, now 86, dreamed of traveling to the country he called home for the first time.
But it was a different story for him after the war.
When he returned, he had never seen so much wild vegetation, the sheer beauty of the sea and the breathtaking mountains of northern Italy.
The landscape of Italy was an enchanting mix of flora and fauna.
Now, with the country still recovering from a devastating winter, many of the places Lippi visited are now a popular tourist destination.
The country has a population of approximately 80 million, of whom about 5 million live in the capital, Rome.
Lippi spent his childhood and youth there, travelling by train to and from the mountains and mountainside towns along the Adriatic coast.
His favorite places include the city of Turin, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a UNESCO Natural Capital of World Heritage.
The city has been a popular place for young people to visit for a variety of reasons, including cultural festivals, outdoor activities and outdoor concerts.
But, Lippi said, “My favourite place was the sea.
It is like a paradise.”
Lippi grew up in a family of fishermen in the town of Vittorio Emanuele.
His father, who died when he was only three, taught him how to fish.
“The sea was an important part of my childhood.
I never understood why it was so beautiful.
When I was growing up, I had always thought of it as a very natural place, but it is really the sea that gives it its beauty,” he said.
Lippi was the eldest of six children, and his father was a fisherman.
He had a love for fishing, so when Lippi was three years old, he began to hunt and catch fish.
The family decided to make a living out of fishing and Lippi took the opportunity to pursue his passion.
He worked as a fisherman from his early twenties until he retired in the mid-1960s.
Lipsi had a passion for nature and a desire to make nature his main occupation.
“I always loved the mountains, but my favourite places were the sea,” he recalled.
“When I was a kid, my family didn’t understand why the sea was so wonderful.
It was a very simple, very natural, beautiful and beautiful thing.
So I was very attracted to it.”
After a few years working as a trawlerman, Lippa took on the job of managing the fishing fleet.
“It was the same with my family.
They didn’t know what to do with me, so I decided to take the fish myself,” he explained.
“One day, I was in the harbour and I saw a big fish swimming in the water.
I took a look and the water was so clear and beautiful that I had to take it, and I took it and we set out for the sea.”
Lippo was an avid fisherman from childhood and he was never afraid of the elements.
“But I knew that we were not going to have a good time in Italy, so there were no good options for me,” he recalls.
Lipsipi was a skilled trapper, but he was also passionate about nature and the environment. “
In my youth, I spent most of my time at home and I worked a lot of time, but the most important thing was to fish and to have fun.”
Lipsipi was a skilled trapper, but he was also passionate about nature and the environment.
“To fish for my family was important for me.
It gave me the passion to do it,” he noted.
The father and son team continued to live together in Turin.
Lilli’s son, Gianluca, is now 81 years old and Lipsis son, Francesco, is 75 years old.
In addition to being a fisherman, Lipsippi is also an avid artist, and he has a collection of more than 200 paintings and sculptures, some of which were acquired from the local museum.
Lili’s family owns a farm near the town and Lippis mother, Lucinda, has also been a fisherman since she was young.
“My son Gianlucia was a great fisherman, and it’s good to know that he’s still doing it.
I hope that I will catch more fish,” she said.
“If I do catch fish, I will try to make the most of it.”